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Google vs. Microsoft: Health IT

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Tony Zinni

$20 Billion in UK healthcare IT spending for Google or Microsoft? In the UK,  Conservative Party leader David Cameron has made it clear that he wants to scrap the Labour Party government's “centrally determined and unresponsive“ plan for a $20 billion national health data network, in favor of Google Health or Microsoft HealthVault, according to the Daily Mail.  While Google is the “front runner“ and David Cameron's top adviser is married to Google's VP of Public Sector Relations in Britain, Rachel Whetstone, Microsoft has made significant headway in the US.  Microsoft recently launched a pilot electronic health record (EHR) program with Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed care organization in the US, and recently partnered with iGuard, a nonprofit online initiative to track prescription drug interactions.  With $800 million of the Department of Veterans Affairs' health IT budget allocated for new programs, competition for the growing US public-sector health IT marketplace is going to be fierce.  Click here to read more.

Independence Day Cyber Attack: Who’s Responsible?

South Korean intelligence is unsure that North Korea was behind the July 4th attacks on South Korean and US government websites.  In a statement, the Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) said “The NIS… has yet to reach a final conclusion that the acts have been committed by North Korea.”  But if not North Korea, who is behind the cyber attacks, and why did they choose such conspicuous timing and such a high-visibility type of attack?   One suspect: China.  Click here to read more.

“Smart Power” Players Win Big Infrastructure Contracts

Tony Zinni
Tony Zinni

Last week, Tony Zinni told the Wall Street Journal that BAE was seeking “Smart Power” contracts, favoring infrastructure over expensive weapons systems likely to be culled from the DoD’s budget.  This week, we saw several big infrastructure awards:

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Independence Day Cyber Assault: Who's Responsible? - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Independence Day Cyber Assault: Who's Responsible?

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